Wharton County landowners are being contacted for survey access for the Tres Palacious Lateral Pipeline project. This project name is sometimes spelled Tres Palacios. Attorney Philip Hundl explains in this video.
Summary of the Tres Palacious Pipeline Video
Phil Hundl here with a pipeline alert. We do these to inform landowners about pipeline projects that have come to our attention. We’ve talked a lot about the Matterhorn project. Matterhorn is a very large project starting out in West Texas and coming all the way to Wharton County, with a lateral that goes to Katy in Waller County. Click this link for a downloadable map of the entire pipeline.
This lateral, as we understand it, is called Tres Palacious, or Tres P. That’s how it’s being referred to. It’s a 24-inch diameter pipe, at least at this point, carrying natural gas entirely within Wharton County, running from the Hungerford area to the Lakeview area. Mailings to affected landowners have been spelling the project name as Tres Palacious, but many online references use the spelling Tres Palacios.
It will be crossing under the Colorado River near Glen Flora. So, if you’re in that area—between Hungerford and Lakeview, through Glen Flora—your property may be affected.
Have You Been Contact by a Right of Way Agent?
You may have already been contacted by right-of-way agents asking for temporary access for surveying. Just know that with any legal document, there are ramifications, and make sure you understand what’s involved with any documents concerning your land. The initial process right now is that they’re seeking survey access so they can perform civil engineering surveying and also the standard environmental or archaeological surveying. With that, they’ll finalize the route.
Then the condemnation process begins, and we’ve talked about that. You can refer to other videos to better understand the initial offer, final offer, petition, special commissioners—all the different phases that I outline in my timeline attached to the blog, as well as on my firm’s website.
Once again, I just want to let everyone know when we become aware of these projects, we issue project alerts and will be providing project updates from time to time as well.
Get the Help You Need to Protect Your Rights
Call 800-266-4870 to meet with Philip. Our office is in El Campo in Wharton County and meetings can be in-person, online or by phone.